Team

Passionate People
Driven by Big Ideas

We are a dynamic team of creative self-starters that wants to affect Central Texas in a positive and inclusive way. Every day, we roll up our sleeves to work alongside our clients to solve some of the most significant and complex issues facing our region. Our office is known for its audacious culture. We encourage fresh ideas and welcome new perspectives. We live for a challenge and stay calm under pressure. We believe in the art of client service, and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond what’s expected.

Jed Buie

President

Jed founded Buie & Co. at the end of 2012. He leads the firm’s government relations practice and business development efforts and also oversees operations and finance. When he’s not talking on the phone or at City Hall, he is spending time with his family and cheering on his beloved Longhorns.

Kate Morton

Vice President

Kate oversees media strategy and training and helps lead public advocacy for Buie & Co. When she’s not writing pitches or position papers, she can often be found scrolling through the latest headlines, relaxing with her nose in a book or hiking and biking around Lady Bird Lake.

Sarah O'Brien

Vice President

Sarah leads the public involvement practice for Buie & Co. and helps clients facilitate communication, build common ground and bring together diverse stakeholders. When she’s not working closely with community members, she can often be found rooting on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Gretchen Muench

Finance & Operations Manager

Gretchen manages the financial and operations process for Buie & Co. When she’s not diving into Excel or sending invoices, she can be found browsing a local bookstore, working on her latest craft project or making Lego creations with her son.

Megan Callahan

Senior Account Executive

Megan oversees day-to-day account work to make sure projects are moving forward and exceeding the client’s expectations. When she’s not writing a press release or leading a meeting, she’s usually trying to finish the New York Times crossword or testing out a new cookie recipe.

Natalie Hicks

Account Executive

Natalie collaborates with clients on events, public relations and public involvement projects by fostering relationships with stakeholders. When Natalie isn’t helping clients engage with the community or writing, she loves to snuggle her pets, read, and ride bikes with Team Snacks.

Jamal Nelson

Account Executive

Jamal provides support in developing written or creative collateral, internal tracking documents and event coordination for Buie & Co. When Jamal is not developing collateral or at an event, he enjoys drawing and exploring various art styles/forms for inspiration and playing video games.

Albert Anciso

Designer

Albert provides support with visual and brand development, creating brand guidelines and design collateral for clients. When he’s not researching brand trends or producing content, he can be found gaming, binging the latest sci-fi series, or winding down by perfecting his embroidery.

Susan Harkey

Web Developer

Susan specializes in building intuitive, user-friendly and accessible websites for Buie & Co.’s clients. When not behind a computer, she can be found dancing, traveling, and learning new languages.